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[VIDEO] A Boy Raised by Rhodesian Ridgebacks

There’s no one right way to raise a dog or a kid. But I’ve found the best way for me to raise a dog and a kid is together. It’s not always easy, but the worthwhile things rarely are.

We’re off this weekend for the first of two family road trips. Hope everyone enjoys the Fourth, we’ll catch up with you when we get back.

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What a great video…..the three “kids” in the house are buddies and pals and that’s just so IDEAL. You and Emily worked hard on it but it certainly paid off….well done Mom and Dad!

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How do you get your ridgebacks to be okay having their nails done? I have a new ridgeback puppy and trying to get her used to it so it is so much easier. I love your blog. You are a fantastic writer.

Start them early and often! Easiest way to do it is to desensitize them to the sound first. Every time you turn on the grinder give your girl a high value treat. Do that a bunch of times before you even consider trimming her nails so that she has a positive association with the sound. Work your way incrementally up to doing one toe, than two toes, etc and you’ll be on your way

Thank you! It is a slow journey 🙂 It has really helped us as we decided to move to the Ridgeback breed from airedales. I just love our new pup. She is crazy and from Chicago 🙂

wow! lots of work goes into this process. you and emily have done an amazing job of getting them used to Link and getting Link used to them. Link is just the sweetest little boy! hope y’all have an awesome 4th elebration this week!

Thanks so much! It’s a work in progress, but it’s certainly progress. Hope you enjoy the 4th as well.

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